Fair Grounds, Turfway To Offer Special All-Stakes 'Bayou Bluegrass 5' - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Fair Grounds, Turfway To Offer Special All-Stakes ‘Bayou Bluegrass 5’

Fair Grounds and Turfway Park will team next Saturday, March 25, to offer bettors a special 50-cent Pick 5 that features an all-stakes sequence led by the $1 million TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby (Grade 2) and $700,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3).

Dubbed as the “Bayou Bluegrass 5,” the special Pick 5 wager will have a 50-cent minimum denomination and industry friendly 15% takeout. The wager will have a mandatory payout at the end of the sequence.

The sequence will begin at Fair Grounds in Race 9 for the $500,000 New Orleans Classic (G2) at 5:04 p.m. (all times ET). The second leg will switch to Turfway Park for the $300,000 Bourbonette Oaks (Listed) with a scheduled post time of 5:43 p.m. Then, the third leg will go back to Fair Grounds and feature the $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (G2 at 6:12 p.m. The Jeff Ruby Steaks will be the penultimate leg of the bet at 6:25 p.m. and it will close at Fair Grounds for the TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby at 6:46 p.m.

Fair Grounds' Louisiana Derby Day card will be drawn Saturday and the fields at Turfway for the Bourbonette Oaks and Jeff Ruby Steaks will be drawn Tuesday.

Fans can wager on the Bayou Bluegrass 5 at wagering outlets throughout the country, including www.TwinSpires.com, the official wagering provider of Churchill Downs Inc..

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